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tradition in this state. the fact that it's an obama fire wall is what is remarkable. this is a state that mitt romney could do well. he should do well. running the obama's campaign core strategy appealing to middle class voters, working class whites in this state makes a big difference when it comes to ground game and that critical early voting. mitt romney has had a real problem connecting to those folks. >> who is he leading with in ohio? >> president obama is leading with women. he's leading with centrist business 0 points. losing independents by two points. losing white men by a considerable margin. leading with folks who make undered 50 e$50,000 a year. so the national themes are evident here in ohio. >> when you say independents and centrists, you're describing them as two separate things. a lot of viewers think independents means centrists. >> in the past, they have. one of the fascinating things about this election, the impact of the tea party on independent voters, it moved them to the right. so you see independents edging toward mitt romney. president obama has had a decide
, traveling with president obama. let's start here in ohio. the state has a very complex economy. here's some of what we've been hearing from voters on this trip. >> just a lot of depressed areas. a lot of joblessness. >> just looking at the unemployment rate, it's so scary to me. >> the last four years has not been very good for our small business. >> with the debt crisis, our country has, that burden is going to be on us in the future. >> all of the skills i had are obsolete now. >> i'm not up at the white house. i don't see rich people all the time. i see a lot of poor people. >> shut down, closed, reduced wages, ship the jobs overseas. we lost 55,000 factories. >> we're probably never have the things that we did 30, 40 years ago. >> balance the budget. we keep spending more and more. somewhere along the line it's going to come back and haunt us. >> they didn't plan for us. now we have to clean up the mess that they made. >> john avalon joins me now. we have been on that bus from florida through north carolina, through virginia, through and into ohio. the economy is number one concern. onc
. president obama took the state in 2008 with a 4.5-point margin, but the state went for bush in 2000 and 2004. the election is up for grabs. the state is up for grabs. voters who have already voted in ohio favor president obama or mitt romney by a 2 to 1 margin. that's according to a new "time" magazine poll. voters who haven't voted yet are apparently evenly split. john is with me. he's qualified for this because he hailed from ohio. >> my mother and my grandmother still lives there. >> what are you looking for? what conversation are we going to have with those people in ohio? >> it's amazing again it's coming done to ohio and every vote counts. the swing states are the southern area around cincinnati, the area around youngstown, and up into toledo. the whole economic profile of ohio is tied up in the political profile. it's been the manufacturing backbone of the country and it's gotten gutted in the past three decades. >> steel, general manufacturing, and then autos. >> that's right. that's one of the reasons the auto bailout is a big reason in ohio and why it's a benefit to president obama
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